We will be ready – Edison James on possible early elections

UWP political leader Edison James
UWP political leader Edison James

Political leader of the United Workers Party, Edison James, said his party will be ready whenever elections are called in Dominica.

At a mass rally on Tuesday night Prime Minister, Roosevelt Skerrit, hinted that Dominicans might be going to the polls earlier than the expected time.

General elections are constitutionally due in two years time.

“I urge you to return to your community ladies and gentlemen and begin the work for I want you to tell all and sundry tonight, Skerrit has hinted that it won’t be long,” he said. “So get yourselves ready, get yourselves ready for another five years in government…”

Speaking to DNO on Wednesday, James said the UWP will be ready  whenever the call is made. “Mr. Skerrit can call elections any time he wants,” he pointed out. “We are preparing to contest the elections when the elections are called.”

During his speech Skerrit also stated that for the next general elections he wants results similar to that of the recent polls in Grenada where Dr. Keith Mitchell did a clean sweep of all constituencies. “Keith Mitchell in Grenada is my friend. I love him dearly but I am really jealous of him. Keith has something that I want,” the prime minister said.

But according to James, Skerrit did not think about what he was saying when he used the Grenada example. “If he had given some thought to it he would have known that it was the opposition in Grenada that swept the government’s party from office,” he noted.

He said the government held an 11 to four majority in Grenada’s parliament and the opposition shut them out. “If that is the example he wants to use, well good luck to that,” James remarked.

The political leader said his party will be running an election based on jobs, employment, good governance, among others.

He noted that after Tuesday night’s meeting Dominicans are in no better position than they were before. “After the meeting last night, did any one additional person get a job this morning?” he asked. “After the meeting last night is any Dominican in a better position to have a meal if he wasn’t in that position before? No.”

James said the prime minister did not put the matter of possessing a French passport to rest once and for all. “Mr. Skerrit had the opportunity there last night to have stood in front of the people who were there with him and say ‘ladies and gentlemen I want to reiterate or I want to say to you that I never held a French passport, travel on a French passport as an adult in a way that would disqualify me from being a member of the parliament,'” he noted. “He must say that to the people.”

Because of that James said he believes that Skerrit was illegally nominated for the 2009 general election and remains illegal.

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128 Comments

  1. March 16, 2013

    It is clear who is going to win the next General election in Dominica just read the responses here on DNO and you will Know. UWP is never ready to contest any Election till it’s called; how can a party operate like this?.It’s reticulated. What are these guys really thinking? Its clear that Dominica needs a completely new party to balance out things with the DLP. The DLP is clearly on the winning side …way over on the winning side. UWP and the followers are in big time Denial. The UWP came to it’s demise from the time they disrespected Edo and tried to shuffle the party up putting Earl Williams of all people as party leader. That was the most reticulated thing they did and then the guy from Laplane could not even cut it …Edo was the man that had to be the leader to win if ever the had a chance after the got defeated the last time. Since then Edo has been struggling to se his way clear and stay focused on the real issues. Like some one said I would ask Edo to do his thing in Marigot work along side the DLP to develop Marigot and the environs and spend as much time drinking Jelly coconut at Hatten Garden relaxing. Edo’s present Job is for a new breed of people.

  2. Faceup
    March 15, 2013

    Edo you cant beat them,SO JION THEM, the ball is in your court bro..

  3. March 14, 2013

    well the prime minister he has no respect for the people of dominica and dominicans are just thre to go to the red clinic to get some money so they can vote for him but thats the wroung thing dominicans are doing they must look forward for the developement o f dominica and tell the prime minister go and give his life to chirst and remember god is in control of his world not skerrit

  4. lo-real-l
    March 14, 2013

    bondiay!!! wait!! everybody on DNO including myself tell UWP to get their acts together; everybody is one voice:UWP need to get ready; now I afrais, wee! suppose they stop letting Lennox, Bat and the others fool them and they take our advice they might end up winning the elections eh. bondiay I ‘fraid, ‘fraid, ‘fraid. boy Edo continue eh; doh listen to nothing nobody on DNO tell all u!

  5. Patat
    March 14, 2013

    DNO I am going to have a little fun with Mr. James here. Reading what is written here on DNO one gets the impression from Mr. James that his seat in Marigot is under threat from the Baptiste guy of the DLP!!!

    A leader should never be seen on the back foot during an election campaign holding a massive rally in his own constituency to revive support for himself. That has happened twice: 2000 and 2009 for Mr. James

    Well boss if you trembling workers mort.

  6. da to d bone,,
    March 14, 2013

    if marigot people dho join d band wagon well i sorry for dem…

  7. real
    March 14, 2013

    tanks to skeritte dat iam proud to of dominica now ..i can boast dominica now …now we representing..big up pm…is u alone an d love of ur suppoeters.an god,,ou cabinet ir crap.but we love our pm

  8. Faceup
    March 14, 2013

    Edo you need a J.O.B? Jion the Labour, let Mr Skerrit be your boss, you will be a good Minister of Agriculture, Boycott UWP..

  9. March 14, 2013

    “I didn’t know the PM was PM 22 years ago.

    If Dominica is to have an international we will one day. Dominica has a very good functional Airport better than most.”( Someone Name For Or Poorer).

    Dominicans are either the smartest people on the face of the earth, or the dumbest, and most ignorant of God Creation!

    I believe we are the dumbest; the most ignorant, and certainly the poorest of the poor in the universe: for someone to be contented with Melville Hall Airport in the twenty-first century, and suggest “Dominica has a good functional Airport better than most” speaks volumes; and simply exposes the stupidity of this person!

    The person is contented with what we have, suggesting that one day we will have an International Airport, if that person was not a dumb person they would have asked the question “why did we spend over three hundred million dollars on what he/she calls a functional airport; when indeed that three hundred million dollars could have built an completely new International Airport from the ground up, and running?

    It is one thing for an idiot to get on a computer, access DNO and write crap, insulting the intelligence of Edison James, and others whilst blinding themselves to the real problems in the country!

    Personally, I do not care who runs Dominica, be the party; blue, red, or green: as long as the people in power produce; as long as I see some development, some jobs created, and the general development within our nations infrastructure. It is ironic that we find it quite easy to secure loans, we borrow, wether from the Chines, or wherever to waste on everything else, even on projects which returns in financial profits will be minimal or nil, zero.

    These projects cost hundreds of millions of dollars; in the interim with interest! However, something as essential as an International Airport which we know for a fact will pay for itself, people are afraid to even talk about it; dwelling on a promises that we will eventually get one.

    Why?

    For no other reason than when the UWP was building one the Labor party contended that they would close it down if the people elected them into office. And the stupid and dumb as our people are they elected a bunch of idiots who indeed on the advice of Gonzalez of St. Vincent, and Bertrand of Trinidad shut down the project which was in progress.

    Today rather than flying into and out of Dominica, on International Flights, and 747’s and larger passenger jet aircrafts, we are reduced to flying on LIAT sixty-four seater commuter flights, and to crown it all the now introduced thirty-five seater aircraft, yet an idiot boast “we have a good functional airport better than many!”

    I would like to know where this person found an airport which is less efficient than what we have in Dominica.

    You had better know and believe that we are the worst of the worst in the Caribbean, and there is no comparison to us elsewhere, if there is a single place you as you name yourself (Poorest), know is worst off than Dominica, I suggest you name that place, because I am one who have traveled the world over, either by Ship, or by flying, and I have never encountered anything like what we have in Dominica!

    You should be ashamed of your stupidity, and backwardness!

    If you believe in a promises that one day Dominica will have an International Airport, let me inform you that a promises is simply a fools pleasure!

    Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque

  10. March 14, 2013

    Ba Bye!!!!!!

  11. PD
    March 14, 2013

    “Mr. Skerrit, do you or do you not have a French passport?” . . Maybe he doesn’t have one anymore.
    However the questions his constituents considered answered by giving him overwhelming support are:
    Mr. Skerrit,
    Are you 100% Dominican? . . .YES
    Do you have allegiance to Dominica only? . . YES.
    Is the love for Dominicans which you espouse genuine? . . YES

    Their overwhelming vote in support of Skerrit could have been seen by UWP as a referendum on the matter and it should have accepted the peoples judgement.

    This would mean that Mr James could have focused over the past 3 years, more on getting a Team and policies ready for the next elections. He is clearly not ready for elections now . If he was he would not be saying: “We will be ready”

  12. Anonymous
    March 14, 2013

    The brutal truth is this – As long as it’s UWP that’s the other choice, Skerrit will have at least another 2 terms.

    • Anonymous
      March 14, 2013

      no sense… why don’t you people wait for next election to see who will really have the next two years.

  13. Dvt
    March 14, 2013

    Edison have guts. The UWP cannot even win an election un opposed much for if it have candidates running against theirs. Why Mr. James doh just going in his garden and enjoy his golden year, he have free health care, free entrance to cricket so he will be well

  14. g james
    March 14, 2013

    We young marigot people are fed up of uwp right now it is only the old people in marigot who support eddison we need a change we need development in marigot eddison cannot do nothing for us right now and voting him again will not make things better the people need a young labourite to represent us in government that is. What we going to vote for labour ..

  15. Faceup
    March 14, 2013

    The only way DLP can lose the elections is if Mr Skerrit abolishes the law that states that Dominicans with other nationalities cant run for elections..

  16. Dominicawoman
    March 14, 2013

    If God is with the Honourable Prime Minister then the uwp is clibing the wrong tree and beating the wrong horse

  17. Hope
    March 13, 2013

    Sorry I not voting labour again they fool me once not Twice too much misery in Dominica can hardly pay my bills skerrio I not rolling with u next election u loose six votes from our home

  18. HateAllYouWant
    March 13, 2013

    Allu will never come back in power!! haha who vex lost kawpo go smoke allu pipe! :-P

  19. HateAllYouWant
    March 13, 2013

    If dominicans wanted the PM out papa borjai he would be out by now, stop being iliterate and small minded fools, we have much more years into government and UMP will surely not be sitting in that sit for atleast another 5 elections unless they get there act to gether, you only have 2 sits savin you from utter embarassment and 1 will surely not be urs next electrion, the only way i see you stand a chance is if DEVELOPMENT is done on your part bt you are to illiterate to do any of this but lambase the government and try your best to remove him and expect to win at elections, you suely wont bring this country forward bt back into the hell hole it was in until the PM brought it out, and the ppl who support UMP are surely blinded and have no clue where they stand, unless you’re educated you will go no where!!

    • Glen
      March 13, 2013

      your fool go to school the word is seat not sit

    • Anonymous
      March 14, 2013

      You are correct. If Dominicans wanted the PM out papa borjai he would be out by now.

      But that is a reflection on Dominicans not UWP that you choose such a corrupt government and then boast to the world about that fact.

      “Another 5 elections” You did not say say that Skerrit is in until a better option but that you actually want Skerrit in for another 5 elections. Another 20 years of corruption and concrete but no jobs no money. How embarassing for you 8-O

      Dominicans need to take a page form other islands. May not have better options but goshdarnit we are going to make a statement on our intolerance and vote you out.

      But not dominicans. Nope. You are so happy swallowing your sewage. Like I said. How embarrassing for you not UWP.

      • lo-real-l
        March 14, 2013

        this is naivety to the max!!! all u not seeing UWP cannot and will not win an election if all u continue on the same road chanting corruption, corruption, corruption!? come on, get busy! u do not know the day or the hour! get on your heels and start rolling! People like me who are undecided voters do not see any other option other than labour: not papy the marjee, not freedom the dead, and not UWP Usually Whining Party; tell them stop whining (which means complaining or yeh-yehing) and get busy. now thumbs me down but this is the hard truth!

  20. Act of contrition
    March 13, 2013

    Mr. James, I agree with everything you said but I disagree with everything you all doing as a party. In as much as I would like to see UWP back in power to give us hope again, what you all are doing don’t give me any hope that you are ready for an election even if it were to take place in 2020. All you guys are doing is talk talk talk and set up Skerrit. I mean with the way DA is going under Skerrit what makes you think Dominicans are concerned about pride and integrity for you to even spend the little money all you had on a stupid appeal? Who advising you all nou? Didn’t you all think an appeal would not have gone your way and Skerrit would use his victory by default to blow his trumpet? You all are just helping Skeritt and hurting the country by making stupid decisions. You need to go back to the communities where people are hurting and keep meetings like the UWP of old. There are lots of issues to talk about because clearly, under Skerrit and the DLP Dominicans have not gotton better. Yes they have become better beggers and more dependent on people, but definitely not financially better. You have a message to share with the rich, poor, blind, those that not blind but you just wasting time setting up Skerrit. So please for the sake of country, go back to the drawing board and design a winning plan and stop talking foolishness.

  21. Anonymous
    March 13, 2013

    IF everyone was fed up of the prime minister papa borjai he would be out of there already so people thinktwice of what you say and stop being the stupid illiterate fools you are and stop being ignorant,we have much years as the leading government in thecountry and nothing will take us out, the UMP cant do shit for us other dan bring us bk to the hell hole we was in, PM is a good man and he willcontinue to lead us and move our country forward…… when will those ignornat UMP learn that, and you eddison should be a shame of your self you expect to win when you only have 2 seats saving your butt,and 1will surely not be urs after next election, go and develop you guys area each candidiate thats the best chance you ever have of winning if you step up, but sitting down on your behind and saying you will win will not get you no where and surely not lambashing the government will allow you a win, but DEVELOPMENT my friends DEVELOPMENT!!!!!

  22. I DIE NU
    March 13, 2013

    It is so obvious that this DNO THING is part of the UWP CARBAL.
    Is there anything wrong with this is…( UWPEE MANEFESTO?(2014 to UWPEE FINI)
    -Is only a SKERRIT,SKERRIT,SKERRIT
    -SKERRIT do this
    -SKERRIT do that
    -SKERRIT was there
    -SKERRIT was here
    -SKERRIT is this
    -SKERRIT is that
    -Q….is Skerrit
    -Lennox is SKERRIT
    -Gelo is SKERRIT
    -Mat is SKERRIT
    -Oh!Wonderful Skerrit
    -Dominicans Looove Skerrit
    -This It..UWPEE fini.

  23. Blessed.
    March 13, 2013

    My advice to the UWP, it’s time to stop focusing on the PM. The people don’t care. We want to hear how you will improve things for all of us here on the island. Irrespective of color. I am not even on the fence. I have just lost interest.
    Snap elections will be called. You will be caught u prepared again. And please, not just anybody. Intelligent, savvy, rational, ethical. I will not add moral I am not a priest. The people need solid representation. Not any old fly by night who can hardly spell their names. Hopefully you can hold on to mr. Sanford. Cause everybody hasa price. Go out and do the work. Leave the PM alone. That is a losing battle.

  24. Jbfox
    March 13, 2013

    Eddo u are right yes u are ready but u will likely win one seat and that’s Marigot, can u form the goverment with one seat? Please step aside and let a younger person represent Marigot.

  25. A Voice
    March 13, 2013

    Ah humbug, you guys are no where ready for a general election. You only praying that Skerrit doh call it too early.

    You guys have done nothing and accomplished nothing in the past few years that you have been in opposition. In fact, I will even say that Lennox Linton has done a much better job at opposing than you elected paid guys.

    Saying all this, for a small island Dominica have too many seats to contest man. This makes the gov’t quite too large for a small budget. If it was up to me I would convert the parishes to counties and let people contest for these seats.

    And as for you Skerrit, no way you will get a clean sweep; that is just talk. Dominicans way too poto for that. The worst thing that ever happened to you was winning 18 seats and having no opposition and then surrounding yourself with ‘yes’ men.

  26. Doc. Love
    March 13, 2013

    Them red boyz say that you can jump high or jump low,wether you are ready or not,you are going to get identification cards and not voters I.D. cards,therefore,go put your hands between your legs like Brian. El primmo says for all the mental stress you given me for the last three years,I am going to whip you by winning the next election twenty one nill.Therefore, marigot man, you go learn to read.

    • .
      March 13, 2013

      Such garbage can only be repeated by a moron like you….According to Skerrit people like you need to Go to Hell! Go to Hell! Go to HeLL.

  27. Anonymous
    March 13, 2013

    shame shame shame the people made this government now the people can,t take them out wat a shame eh my school teacher told me we will never have a international airport imagine she die 22 years ago and now we have night landing i feel like a caveman in dominica right now we all working hard but truly under labour party everything is free labour

    • For Richer Or Poorer
      March 13, 2013

      I didn’t know the PM was PM 22 years ago.

      If Dominica is to have an international we will one day. Dominica has a very good functional Airport better than most.

      We could have had an International Airport 22 years ago and I wonder why we didn’t. Maybe we missed the boat.

      • Papa Dom
        March 14, 2013

        Hahshaha. Airport better than most! Please name the ones which are worse than Dominica’s

    • March 13, 2013

      That is rubbish…the opposition want the government off.The majority voted him in.Did the Labour voters tell you they want this Government out? Think before you write

    • cheakthem
      March 14, 2013

      Please don’t tell lies on your teacher. I think she’s moving in her grave. Why? because her grammar wasn’t all that bad. She never said a international airport,I’m sure she said an international airport.

  28. WHITEROSE
    March 13, 2013

    How can the UWP honestly say to the population of Dominica that they will be ready whenever elections are called and a number of CONSTITUENCIES are vacant. Mr. Edo you must have had a dream last night thinking that the opoosite is going to seat as the ruling government at the next polls.What can the UWP do for the people of DOMINICA? NOTHING at ALL.

    • Anonymous
      March 13, 2013

      stop making statments without any basis. how do you know that the constituiences are vacant. there maybe some persons who are running for the UWP next election, but have not declared since they are civil servants.

  29. watching
    March 13, 2013

    Elections in Dominica will no longer be FREE and FAIR under Skerritt’s DLP Govt. Why would any Govt which believes in real democracy refuse to provide the Electoral Commission with the money to provide Voter ID cards and to clean up the “dirty” Voters’ List? So no Electoral reforms as has been done in many a democratic country? No Free and fair elections? Is so then?

    In Dominica even though the electoral Laws and Constitution are violated, disrespected, disregarded, the actions of the court/judges of the Eastern Caribbean have not helped in protecting our Laws. Bribery issue thrown out. Dual citizenship issue messed up. Court/judges refuse to allow the display of the evidence in their court, the passports of the culprits.

    Say what you want, both DLP Ministers cannot refute the fact that they possessed a French passport at the time. Just like the PM and his lawyer cannot, up till now, refute the leaking or who leaked confidential info given to the IPO.

    So next election, bribery, dual citizenship, plane loads of voters with their free plane tickets, no election campaign finance declarations, same old “dirty Voters’ list, No Voter ID cards, No equal access to the national radio station for the opposition forces,etc. etc. will continue. No FREE and FAIR elections in Dominica. The Courts/judges have failed the people of Dominica in their quest for justice, obedience to and protection of our Laws. A few politicians, Lawyers,judges, grovellers, priests, pastors are taking advantage of a peaceful people subdued and bamboozled. To be truthful and honest these days seem to be a crime.

    • For Richer Or Poorer
      March 13, 2013

      Man you still believing anything was wrong with the elections after all you seen and heard.

      Then you must be the smartest and most sensible person in the whole world to know all the laws better that than Judges and anyone else. Good for you.

    • cheakthem
      March 14, 2013

      My friend what are you afraid of, see how free you are to make your reckless coments.

  30. Anonymous
    March 13, 2013

    Dominicans Obama is trying to get the house and Sennett think of it

  31. %
    March 13, 2013

    I think quite a significant number or percentage of the voting public is fed up with the mismanagement of the country by this PM, and he knows that. The question of making a clean sweep was just said to stir up the crowd. You know how gullible these people are,when they are listening to Skerrits nonsense, and this is also the main reason why the country is so stagnated.He does not concentrate of issues, but he instead talks to his followers the type of rum shop politics which has kept us backward as a country for so long. He cannot provide them with jobs to stop them from begging, but he will tell them nonsensicals like he wants 21 seats. Sadly enough the gullibles jump to their God’s pontification.
    In poor countries like Dominica i think it is a sign of backwardness to give any political party more that a 11 to 10 victory or at the most 12 to 9….Poor and struggling almost failed states like ours need a firm opposition that can keep the ruling party working, and this goes for any party in office.Sadly this was non existent on island,during the past five years, and the retrogression is there for all to see! Low wages, spiralling unemployment, low visitor arrivals, the demise of agriculture, the begging syndrome has accentuated itself, arrogance from government leaders,the concentrating on individuals who are showing dissent instead of concentrating on policies and programmes which can move the country forward.The list goes on ad infitum.
    I think like some level headed people on island, that the opposition has to be in more nooks and crannies now. I cannot say that they are not working. They are, but it needs to be multiplied tenfold.
    The NOT WORKING STUPIDNESS is a strategy of this bad labour party, which is being disseminated by its grovellers.
    Finally i may sound strange, but i still maintain that without sufficient ELECTORAL REFORM, the opposition parties UNITED WORKERS PARTY, THE FREEDOM PARTY AND PAPPY’S PARTY should boycott the next general election…
    Maybe that is why he is so pompously beating his chest about winning 21 seats.

  32. Trolol
    March 13, 2013

    I hope so… For (ALLU) sake.

  33. Anonymous
    March 13, 2013

    i hear is a retired nurse that contesting on workers side for paix bouche but she say she is a christian but dont go and lie ther

    • Papa Dom
      March 14, 2013

      When did it become wrong for a Christian to lie? Don’t you know any Christians who are now engaged in telling lies?

  34. ACER
    March 13, 2013

    I read each and every comment on the article and its a shame how Dominican get one. Why in God’s name do you people belive that UNITED WORKERS PARTY cant win it together. I am a proud Dominican but currently if anyone was to ask where I’m from. I would be more than willing to say America. The level of ignorance in this country is just way to high. At the end of the day its you guys who vote the LBOUR PARTY , who always crying and saying things hard . But guess its you guys fault that things in Dominica are soo hard. Dominica needs JUSTICE that’s what the country need. Yes the Judge decision is final but what goes up must come down. I would like to tell mr James and his team to hang in there even if they didnt get the justice tht was required but one day they will. The whole community of LAPLAINE are aware that HOn PETTER PEPER STJEAN Has a french passport but yet still there was nit enough evidence NONSCENCE ! Petter you mean to tell me a man that rise up in church that’s how you get on . telling lies .oh Im a shamed to be your family.I support you everyday but all you need to speak the truth the hole family has FRENCH PASSPORt ..its a god that shame .I for one if elections was to be called today or tomorrow I will come down especially i dont normally do and ensure i will be putting the X BY THE Saw . ITS A SHAME HOW DOMINICAS ARE SOO FOOLISH AND IGONORANT ,. AND GUESS WHAT SOONER OR LATER THE LABOUR PARTY WILL FALL BY THE GRACE OF GOD. IS A COMMUNIST COUNTRY THE WANT THE COUNTRY TO TURN TO .. SKERRIT WILL KILL ALL OF U .DAMN STUPID PEOPLE ..AND I COULD CARE LESS IF YOU GUYS LIKE OR DONT LIKE MY COMMENT.

    • cheakthem
      March 14, 2013

      First I must tell you to make your words reflect your actions, and after reading the coments made by you, I agreed that you should be afraid of being a true Dominican.because we think way better than you do. Just in a nut shell, any true Dominican won’t be ashame of being one no matter what.

    • Laplaine
      March 14, 2013

      You are a pretender too the bone, you are not Peter family, dont try that, wether you like it or not he is the palrep for the Laplaine constituency, what happen too Ron Green US passport ? what is good for the goose is good for the gander, labour all the way , jealous.

    • lo-real-l
      March 14, 2013

      and America doh have ignorant people at all?? shame on you. I really want UWP to win an election for all of you dominicans who calling dominicans ignorant and all other kinds of names to come back and call yourselves dominicans. shame on you. so you really have to let politics make you stoop so low??? that’s low-life behaviour!!!

  35. "O" STRESS"
    March 13, 2013

    This guys have become a bunch of jockers, and they are in denial, just looking at them gives me headache,Whilst lots of persons are hungry for at least a balance, some competition, some vision, some substance,and real issues brought forward,to us the people, This man have tunnel vision, and memory failure, he forget the last time he said the same thing,and when the announcement was given in Mahaut,he cried foul and said all sorts of things,Ron Green had the audacity to promise people that they will be launching their manesfesto, and approximately one week before election, he advised persons to go on the internet and read their manifesto. What a bunch of nonescense!!!and now handsome EDDY, siting looking straight into the camera saying they ready. “READY?? for what? to vanish? give me a break! I am not Red, Green, or Blue,but common scense just a little bit of it tells me, they are not ready for any election, not for the next twenty years. We are in real trouble.

    • "O" STRESS"
      March 13, 2013

      LabourRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR RED HOT! UWP! BLUE VEX”.Remember you read it here on D.N.O.

  36. Anonymous
    March 13, 2013

    But i thought the opposition wasn’t going to particiapte in elections until we have electoral reform?

  37. Veille Case Pregnant
    March 13, 2013

    incompetence and dictatorship go hand in hand… tell dem mr james… we with u 60000000000000000%%%

    • fuse
      March 13, 2013

      their water bag burst; caressa did the delivery.

  38. live fast_die fast
    March 13, 2013

    dominicans all u dig all u grave in 2009 when all you voted labour party now in 2015 all u going to bury all u self when all u vote skerite again.they buy all u with hand outs lol.for the nest five years is whaling and nashing of teeth.

    • cheakthem
      March 14, 2013

      You’re right, because you’ll be left out.

  39. lulz
    March 13, 2013

    UWP you are far from ready. For all I know I should sue you for lying! I should sue you for being an incompetent opposition which has led to this country being a one-party state! Get your acts together !!

    The entire country is fed up of both workers and labour! We need a strong-minded team to carry us through tough times!

  40. MOSQUITO
    March 13, 2013

    How can you guys be ready for election when you are unaware of the simple Parliamentary procedure in a debate? in Parliament

  41. an observer
    March 13, 2013

    mr james just asking. if your team had win, would you not be rejoicing and asking skeritt to get out and go back to vielle case. please already, all you politicians do that. you loose agree to that. hope you are really ready when the time comes, you yourself still could not offer one person a job this morning, so why skeritt should give to someone. at least no one has lost their job this morning, thanks god for that. anyway i am waiting for your readiness.

  42. helper
    March 13, 2013

    Eddo you and provost need to mentor some to replace you, because all you time pass.

    • lang dough
      March 13, 2013

      why did u not teell that to keith mitchel who recently won in grenada?

    • fuse
      March 13, 2013

      There are people who are older than you who are healthier than you; and your child can go before you. Put that in your pipe and smoke it. You are not God.

  43. Skerrit-rite
    March 13, 2013

    THAT’S THE BIGGEST LAUGH FOR THE DAY! YES I! :lol: LMAO

  44. Public officer
    March 13, 2013

    its not too late, but for now, alu not ready, its time for boots on the ground, start going from constituency to constituency, mobilize the people, especiall the young voters, come up with a plan as to how alu going to run the country, address the young crop of college and university graduates, bring dem aboard, look for new blood and then alu can say, ready, steady,go!! start today edo and get the ball rolling; doh rely on what you hear people saying, go out and do alu ting

  45. Truth
    March 13, 2013

    If you cannot say WE ARE READY You NOT ready YET Mr. Nonesense you talking now.When you ready you will say you ready, but now, mmmph I en seeing you inthe picture nor.

  46. Truth
    March 13, 2013

    Will be ready what? stupppesss.

    • T.Dot
      March 14, 2013

      Oh you ready it over n get it now…hmmmmm

  47. 4u2c
    March 13, 2013

    It does NOT matter how much DFP and UWP prepare for elections theY CANNOT beat a CHEATER!! DFP and UWP want to follow the rules and the laws…DLP Hell NO!

    DOMINICANS not READY YET!

    when our folks get to know the difference between PUBLIC and PRIVATE office, SELF INTEREST and COUNTRY INTEREST (masses) only then things will change. All before that it does not matter how much preparation the opposition make nothing will change. Skerro will buy them the week before with some Rum, sewo and red shirt; Then they go back and starve for another 1825 days(5yrs).
    If it was pure ignorance then change would come cause there is enough being said and felt to force you to think and make change but when its is STUPIDITY changes is not coming. STUPIDITY never changes no matter how hard you may try…thats the ultimate goal achieve by some of us; we can’t get beyond that!! SKERRO, show them they are easily bought!!Give them some Red CAp, done deal!

    • March 13, 2013

      And the most important thing it’s not about the DLP, UWP, Freedom Party, Pappy Party its about the people of Dominica all the people at home and in the dispora change comes from them but something or someone have blinded the people I cannot believe that my people who claim to be chritians would listen to Skerrit saying he wants Revenge against the opposition for stress ect. My people the opposition is not Mr.James, Ron Green ect they are just the Officers you have put in place to over see how things a done the opposition are you the people his revenge is against you the people please take the time and think about what he said those men are not suffering you are the ones your families and children are catching hell, my people wake up and see the white smoke listen to Dolly Parton sing ” HELLO GOD ” it’s so right right now we all need to hear it over and over again.
      By the way the GOVT that was elected in Grenada was the opposition party they were the ones who thru out the pass government so ask youself is that what Skerrit is calling for well the people of DOINICA should give it to him and take the Island back.
      NO LAW NO CONSTITUTION CAN STOP HIM and that’s why the Courts gave the case to the people to deal with now the power are in your hands.

    • cheakthem
      March 14, 2013

      You sound so low minded, and it will always be that way, when the presure is on and we can’t have our way, we tend to loose our minds and talk nonsence like you do.

      • concerned
        March 14, 2013

        cheakthem,i think you the one sounding low minded .you guys sucking salt down there ,but you still saying i love my pm.if you loved your country.then you would realize that the country is going no where fast.no jobs for the young people.so think about it .make your country proud and the future of your kids and stop talking so much shit .making true dominicans feel ashame to read these comments .love for country and not man.jah bless

    • me
      March 14, 2013

      Do you actually believe what you saying? FYI the majority are satisfied with the job the present government is doing and we know that the opposition can not do better that is why we are not changing. It is only a minority that making a lot of noise.

  48. March 13, 2013

    Too much time have past over French citizenship. That is OLD news. People DO NOT want to hear that, people want to hear what is next. We do want improvement, can you deliver? I do not think so. You had your chance and you BLEW IT. At election time the people will talk, votes will be counted and the WINNER whoever it is will take the reign.

    That French citizenship should have taken front stage in 2009, nothing happened then, nothing has happened since, the UWP just LOST their plea in appellate court, WHAT NEXT? THE PEOPLE’S VOTE.

  49. The Truth
    March 13, 2013

    How can Edison James say they are ready? Afterall man< u guys are broke, tired and just need to suport Skerro in the positive things he is doing for the Country. U guys cant do better come better than that!

    • BRAIN DAMGE
      March 14, 2013

      James said, “We will be ready” and not “we are ready” James joking with me now.

  50. Ha ha ha!
    March 13, 2013

    But according to James, Skerrit did not think about what he was saying when he used the Grenada example. “If he had given some thought to it he would have known that it was the opposition in Grenada that swept the government’s party from office,”
    He said the government held an 11 to four majority in Grenada’s parliament and the opposition shut them out.

    What are you trying to say Mr. James, that your party will take a clean sweep next elections? Now I know you joking! Be careful you don’t loose your Marigot seat to labour for true.

    As far as I can see, UWP finish. That’s the reality.

  51. island bird in Uk
    March 13, 2013

    Skerrit is makes us look foolish! He is asking for revenge for wat :?: bloody move on n do ur job. Im pretty sure which all of knows that d late best friend of skerrit namely ‘chavez’ could love to breath again to control d people.

    • lo-real-l
      March 14, 2013

      “Skerrit is makes u..”? well you are really foolish for true if that’s your level of english; to make it worse you are in english country, the UK. lol

  52. lisa
    March 13, 2013

    You ready to send up people like maynard joseph, that lewis lady, i cant remember the one from the calibishie constituency, and so many over used brains at the last minute.

  53. more for us
    March 13, 2013

    8-O alas! allu always ready! Give it a rest!

  54. March 13, 2013

    Change is gonna come

    • Joe
      March 13, 2013

      Roy change to what??

      This is not a book story this is real life with real people!!!!

      The masses is with Labour, UWP cannot even muster 21 candidates is election they can win?

      You need candidates to win boss, i heard Eddo giving out his and Spags telephone numbers on Matt this morning asking persons that intersted to run for them to call him or Spags.

      I laugh so hard, he reminded me of Pappy, am still lol!!!!!

      • Faceup
        March 14, 2013

        Joe thats sad, you mean the UWP got down, to that level, the only way Skerrit can lose is if he abolish that law that says Dominican with other nationality’s cant run for election’s..

  55. March 13, 2013

    what about your “no reform no election”.Boy you all in real ssssss.

    • Anonymous
      March 13, 2013

      Is it all you or all of us in ssssss.Many of us in it already but for those who believe they are not time will tell.

  56. itassi city
    March 13, 2013

    doesn,t mean you will sweep it nuh edison james,never in ur life….. u didnt quite understand wat skerro say….. he is going to take it…. all 21 seats….

  57. hunting season
    March 13, 2013

    i dont think there should be much campane for election by either party . electing a party is the work of the people and the people of dominica can see and know what they want only they can see , and no what they going through so good luck when evenr election is called god will take care of the rest i have to go to work now

  58. London
    March 13, 2013

    The opposition needs to be more visibly to the public.
    Stop talking from radios and TV , come out on the side of the roads and let us see you in person.

  59. Parker
    March 13, 2013

    the title first illegal calypso king still stands?

    • Peeping Tom
      March 13, 2013

      :mrgreen:

      • cheakthem
        March 14, 2013

        People who peep has a lot of bad habbits and are most times criminals. but one day you’ll get your eye plucked out.

  60. I Know
    March 13, 2013

    If you are so ready !! Let us know by nameing the potential Pal Reps and hwere they will be representing this time.
    You need to put boots on the ground now now now!! This is not a talking matter but action. Right now Dominicans want a chnage from this stuggles so you and DFP have to come correct.

  61. AYE
    March 13, 2013

    I’m for truth, no matter who tells it. I’m for justice, no matter who it is for or against. I’m a human being, first and foremost, and as such I’m for whoever and whatever benefits humanity as a whole.” MALCOLM X

  62. Rachel
    March 13, 2013

    Of course you are ready for your seat again because Marigot will likely never vote Labour but that’s about it. And you alone cannot form the government. UWP is practicaly dead.

  63. Too Hard Too Long
    March 13, 2013

    Mr James. We don’t just want you to prepare for elections and to be ready for elections.

    Mr James, we want UWP to prepare WIN the next elections or at least to win 7 seats. That means that we want to hear the campaign plan, see the manifesto, feel the excitement and anticipation and hope of a rally, smell the fear of the DLP and touch all the constituencies.

    Mr James, stop with the 100% focus on Skerrit. We get it. We understand. We have been watching and hearing for three years. We want to see the UWP taking concrete steps to win the next election.

    How else you want me to say it?

    • For Richer Or Poorer
      March 14, 2013

      Leave the man alone, we want him and the talk shows to continue as the are. They are doing a wonderful job. that will surely help us win the next election.

  64. Just Me
    March 13, 2013

    What exactly was the DLP celebrating last night? Certainly not the truth. As James said, until Skerrit denies having a French passport, the victory, which is based on a legal techniocality, is and will remain a hollow victory. Nothing to celebrate about.

    Mr. Skerrit, do you or do you not have a French passport? That is the question from which your lawyers shielded you by invoking the self-incrimation technicality.

    Remember, the truth shall set you free!

    • PD
      March 14, 2013

      “Mr. Skerrit, do you or do you not have a French passport?” . . Maybe he doesn’t have one anymore.
      However the questions his constituents considered answered by giving him overwhelming support are:
      Mr. Skerrit,
      Are you 100% Dominican? . . .YES
      Do you have allegiance to Dominica only? . . YES.
      Is the love for Dominicans which you espouse genuine? . . YES

      Their overwhelming vote in support of Skerrit could have been seen by UWP as a referendum on the matter and it should have accepted the peoples judgement.

      This would mean that Mr James could have focused over the past 3 years, more on getting a Team and policies ready for the next elections. He is clearly not ready for elections now . If he was he would not be saying: “We will be ready”

  65. Encore
    March 13, 2013

    STUPPPESS…Eddo Wheel and come again…
    then Ron green an Peter Carbon were illegal too.

    Better kill that stupid campaign tactic and regroup. Start campaigning hard because I want change and I fed up with ya’ll shenanigans.

    Give me a plan or idea on how you going to create jobs and find a way to work and negotiate with the Chinese and Venezuela because Petro Caraibe has been good for us as well and China has all the money an we not going back to Taiwan.

  66. Anonymous
    March 13, 2013

    give a young man a brake to run the party like our handsome PM

  67. Anonymous
    March 13, 2013

    Mr. James as a past leader u should be asham of yourself with your comments. Behaving like a jealouse little child that have nothing good to say. You were their before and what did u do. We labourits will not and will not ever believe a word coming from your mouth.

  68. Faceup
    March 13, 2013

    Edo, you will be ready for what? the next election’s?. Man only in your dreams, you are done bro. Just call it quits,and get into agriculture thats what you do best..

  69. Vielle Case
    March 13, 2013

    Edo , I know that you are one of the best articulator of the English language in Dominica, but you have to render these skills to a younger Man so he can take us to new and more internationally known places.
    WE need UWP and DFP to com eout now and hold more Public Political discussions.
    Let the people know what you all have to present to Dominicans.

    • AA
      March 13, 2013

      I like your idea however i think Mr. James is a good leader. I am fed up of politicians giving people mapwee. I want to hear issues discussed. When Skerrit or Edison start talking about revenge etc i am not impressed. I want discuss on ISSUES. I fed up with the old mike douglas politics

  70. The truth
    March 13, 2013

    Skerro should take a course in sentence structure, because it is embarrassing when he speaks in public.

    • IPO
      March 13, 2013

      Here it is again….uwp leader just made a statement but looktlookthis one talking about Skerrit….uwp a so focused on PM its really sweet…..lol….they love him tooo

    • NO WINNERS
      March 13, 2013

      The problem is not the pm it’s the people he have in his circle.

      If you send Obama to Dominica as the PM we would find more faults in him than the current PM. You cannot please us as a people.

    • Truth
      March 13, 2013

      You does understand what he say not true? Good.

    • scrappy coco
      March 13, 2013

      you making that an issue but the truth is the education he skerro have you are no where close in obtaining 1\16 so you need to go get some education because the topic is not about sentence structure, you deck deck

  71. March 13, 2013

    Alas Mr.James,i don’t think you guys are ready at all.I cannot picture you guys in the race any time soon.Stop talking and plan.Too much time wasted on the P.M.Maybe now would be a good time to stop hating the P.M and start hating the people who voted him in.I have respect for you,enough not to say anything insultive and hateful towards you and your party.All the time you guys wasted on the P.M and the Labor Party….they are working and planning.Wake up and smell the coffee.Labor will be there for a long time as i see it.

    • R
      March 13, 2013

      Who told you UWP was not working?hmmmm. Tell Skerrit call election and he will see who was working

    • say sa meme
      March 13, 2013

      Mr. James, please, please please, you all are not ready. Please mobilize your party, join with all forces and let the people know what is the alternative to the Labor Party, and how it will benefit them and Dominica. Leave the PM and his cabal alone, and get to work, you all have to take Dominica by storm with your plans and intentions for Dominica. DO NOT DWELL on what they are doing, PRESENT WHAT YOUR PARTY CAN DO, and convince the people that that will be better for them. They may not be much time, but do not fool yourselves, you are not ready, Dominicans are not ready, they need to see the need for change because of what YOU propose. Dominicans let us pray for the hand of God in this, prayers can move mountains, and God knows best, and he is the ultimate judge.

    • exuwp
      March 13, 2013

      8-O I haul speed from the uwp…a bunch of farmers trying to be politicans.Not so..I know a so called politican on the Eastern District what a LOSER…….

  72. Winnie
    March 13, 2013

    Mr. James you can’t start getting ready when the call is made. It will be too late. You need to start getting ready now, because the call will be made. First you have to win the confidence of the voters, you have to let them know that UWP is actually there working behind the scenes. Sadly, we are not sure if we want to wait to see what is going to happen or if we should take flight now.

    • aa
      March 13, 2013

      What do you guys want the opposition to do? Weh papa. People say “if not skerrit who?”. That is stupidness. Out of 18 seats no one else in his cabinet can run the country? That is a shame. But the same people saying UWP not ready. Is Labour ready with a “one man show”. If they are ready then UWP ready too.

      • Winnie
        March 13, 2013

        Well it appears that Labor alREADY in, so it is a matter of getting them out. The way to do it is not by waiting for something to happen to Skerrit, it is by actually getting votes. ARE YOU SATISFIED WITH THE WAY UWP IS GOING ABOUT TRYING TO OBTAIN VOTES TO WIN THE NEXT ELECTION AND TO REMOVE THAT MAN SKERRIT FROM OFFICE? and be honest with yourself.

  73. just saying
    March 13, 2013

    Ready?, i dont think so, thats the problem with you guys just sitting there dreaming and not working, waisting time trying to bring done the PM, and forgetting you are there to serve the people, you are not ready so admit it and stop fooling yourself and the 100 supporters you still have, tell them the truth.

    • Anonymous
      March 13, 2013

      Having the court determine whether the provisions of the constitution was breached is bringing down the PM? But allu people not easy. People suppose to just seat and say nothing if they see something they think may be wrong. Yes eh Dominica

    • March 13, 2013

      is not edo is we the people have to be ready to vote skerrit them out we the people.

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